OIT can detect illegal downloads on their network and will disable your internet if you commit copyright infringement. Copyright infringement includes, but is not limited to, downloading music, movies, games, or applications through peer-to-peer or Bittorrent applications without properly purchasing the intellectual property.
In the Computer & Network Usage and Security Policy, we state the following:
3.1.4 Responsibility of Resources
- Does not create a security or legal risk for Georgia Tech
- Does not interfere with worker productivity
- Does not consume more than a trivial amount of resources that could otherwise be used for scholarly or business purposes
- Does not require the installation of any software or hardware unrelated to business or scholarly use.
- Does not constitute inappropriate behavior for a professional work environment.
ResNet and EastNet residents may use their assigned wired-network port connections for recreational purposes to the extent that such usage does not violate other provisions of this policy or adversely affect network service performance for other users engaged in academic activities.
3.1.5 Networking implementation and management
The Office of Information Technology is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing the GT network, including wireless connections. The following technologies cannot be implemented at GT without prior written approval by OIT: routers, switches, hubs, wireless access points, and other networking technologies. The procedure for requesting implementation of new (wired or wireless) networking service to an area, or the expansion in coverage, is described in Section 2.2.4 of the Computer and Network Security Procedures.
If your internet services have been disabled due to copyright infringement, please visit Copyright Infringement Complaint Response Procedures and contact OIT Support to reenable your internet access.